Art of the Book

For a 90-minute program, starting cost is: $175
Class size: 15 in person

Materials fee of $20 for in-person. I provide all the papers and materials needed for participants to make their books.

In-person classes do have an additional travel fee of $0.55 per mile from my studio in North Granby, Connecticut, to the class location and back.

We tend to think of books as the standard bound publications that fill the bookshelves of our wonderful libraries. And yet, books can be incredibly diverse, extremely unique, full of surprises and even sculptural. During the 90-minute program, I present several art books that myself and bookbinder Pat Faust have created. After this introduction, the participants and I will create two of their very own unique book structures–playing with dimension, papers and materials.

I will provide all necessary materials.


Boring books be banished! Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will take us on a journey exploring creative art books and we will be making two book structures of our own. Let’s break the rules about what books should look like and be!”


About Debby:
Debby Reelitz loves creating exciting new ways to express oneself with letters and books. For 25 years, she has been a professional calligrapher, creating awards, gifts, commissions, chalkboards, writing on walls, engraving, teaching and much more. She lives in North Granby, Connecticut. Information can be found at her website:

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